News: Press-Release

Ukrainian exhibition makes Apollo magazine, ‘Exhibition of the Year’ shortlist

“In the Eye of the Storm: Modernism in Ukraine, 1900 – 1930’s”, the ground-breaking exhibition of Ukrainian painting of the first three decades of 20th century art at the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid, has been voted onto the... Read More

James Butterwick Presents Oleksandr Bohomazov: Ukrainian Renaissance at TEFAF

James Butterwick and San Francisco-based gallery Modernism Inc. are delighted to present a survey of work by Ukrainian artist Oleksandr Bohomazov (1880-1930) for this year’s edition of TEFAF, commencing 25 June 2022. Oleksandr Bohomazov:... Read More

Oleksandr Bohomazov: Ukrainian Renaissance at TEFAF Maastricht 2022

James Butterwick Gallery, London and Modernism Inc., San Francisco are delighted to show Oleksandr Bohomazov: Ukrainian Renaissance at TEFAF Maastricht 2022, Stand 709. At a time of tragedy for Ukraine, we recognise and celebrate a rich... Read More

Fakes in Museums: James Butterwick interviewed for Blueprint

British art dealer, gallery owner and collector James Butterwick played a decisive role in both exposing the fake exhibition Russian Avant-Garde from Cubo-Futurism to Suprematism, held in Mantua in 2013-2014, and in debunking the dubious avant-garde from the Igor and Olga collection Toporovskikh. Read More

James Butterwick is delighted to be part of TEFAF Online 2020: an inaugural digital fair experience featuring one single masterwork per gallery

James Butterwick will join 282 exhibitors on the new digital platform, TEFAF Online. Accelerated in response to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, TEFAF, whose fairs champion museum-quality art from across the ages, will host its inaugural fair November 1-4, 2020 online, with two preview days on October 30 and 31, 2020. TEFAF Online will serve the art community in place of this year’s annual TEFAF New York Fair by gathering the majority of the TEFAF global community -- exhibitors will be directly accessible to buyers in real-time -- to present 7,000 years of art history. Read More

Delighted to Announce Sale of Alexander Bogomazov “Self Portrait”

We are delighted to Announce Sale of Alexander Bogomazov "Self Portrait" to Kroeller Muller Museum in the Netherlands Read More

James Butterwick Wins Avant Garde Defamation Case

An Italian court has cleared London Russian Art dealer James Butterwick of charges of defamation brought by the organizers of the show, “Avangardie Russe dal Cubofuturismo al Suprematismo’ held in Mantua from 30.11.2013 to 23.2.2014. Read More

Yakov Chernikhov 1889-1951: The Soviet Piranesi

James Butterwick and Alon Zakaim Fine Art are presenting the first personal exhibition of a pioneering architect, designer, and theoretician Yakov Chernikhov. Read More


James Butterwick progresses to Stand 725 at this year’s TEFAF Maastricht (March 10-18) with a unique ensemble of works by the Ukrainian artist Boris Kosarev (1897-1994). The Kharkov Laboratory 1918-1929 focuses on Kosarev’s early career as a leading light of the Kharkov Avant-Garde, seeking to create ‘a new culture’ in a range of media from pencil and watercolour to collage and photography. Read More

Press-Release: James Butterwick At TEFAF New York, May 2017

James Butterwick debuts at TEFAF New York (Stand 89) with an array of colorful yet poignant works from the Russian and Ukrainain Avant-Garde (Park Avenue Armory, May 4-8). Read More

Press-Release: James Butterwick is lending works to GRAD Gallery. Postponed Futures, 26 April — 24 June

Postponed Futures displays the work by the most prolific artists of the Ukrainian avant-garde and of three renowned and active contemporary artists. It attempts to view avant-garde through contemporary art – and, in turn, contemporary art through avant-garde. Read More

Press-Release: From Utopia to Tragedy. Ukrainian Avant-Garde 1914-34

James Butterwick is back on Stand 709 at this year’s TEFAF Maastricht (March 10-19) with another show spotlighting brilliant but unfamiliar artists Read More